Summer is the busiest fire season in West Vancouver but fire prevention is a year-round responsibility. In this section you’ll read about how to prevent fires during the Christmas season, around Halloween and during the dry summer months. Barbecue and Fire Restrictions It is important to take proper summer safety precautions, from barbequing to beach safety, to enjoy a fantastic West Vancouver summer. Halloween and Fireworks Did you know that Halloween fireworks require a permit? Halloween fireworks may only be discharged on October 31 from 5–10 p.m. (no sooner). Christmas Find out how you and your family can practise safe holiday fire techniques to minimize your chances of being a victim of fire during the festive season. Fall/Winter Heating System Safety As the temperature goes from warm to cool, your fire department receives requests for information about heating systems.